"There is a story, always ahead of you ..."

Michael Ondaatje

As a poet who also writes prose, I am perpetually bewitched by the narratives we devise to re-imagine ourselves and the lives of others. Stories made fresh with purpose and mystery.

Coming in May, 2020: Audubon's Sparrow, a biography-in-poems, from Rose Metal Press. Click here to view the trailer:


Poem of the week

  My Husband Does Not Lie

Tom is mistaken 

confused by his discouragement…

If only he could see La Forest 

coming in at dawn

his soaking feet and bloody shirt

a bag of quail for breakfast.

It is ardor     it is hope

not laziness but too much life—

a man like this is not a clerk by nature.

I fear he cannot learn it.

See him with his charcoal and his colored chalks  bending over paper late at night

another candle we can ill afford.

(from Audubon's Sparrow)

Cool Women Ensemble, Easton, PA, 2018

Pop-up Poetry, Staten Island Ferry, 2019

ArtYard: Poetry on Demand, Frenchtown, NJ, 2017

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